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protocols pim rp-address <rp-addr>

Specifies a static rendezvous point (RP) address for multicast groups.

set protocols pim rp-address rp-addr [ list acl | override ]
delete protocols pim rp-address rp-addr [ list | override ]
show protocols pim rp-address rp-addr [ list | override ]
The unicast IPv4 RP address of the RP set.
An access list number used to specify the multicast groups for which the static RP address is valid. Supported ranges of values are:

1 to 99: IP access list number.

1300 to 1999: IP access list number in the expanded range.

An access control list is a type of routing policy; see Ciena Vyatta Network OS Routing Policies Configuration Guide for information on creating them.

Specifies that static RP addresses take precedence over dynamically learned RP addresses.

Configuration mode

protocols {
    pim {
        rp-address rp-addr {
            list acl

The PIM implementation supports multiple statically configured rendezvous points (RPs). It also supports the use of both statically configured RPs and those selected through the bootstrap router (BSR) mechanism simultaneously. Note the following:

  • If multiple static RP addresses are available for a group range, then the one with the highest IP address is chosen.
  • RP addresses configured for a multicast group through the BSR mechanism take precedence over those configured statically unless the override keyword is used. In those cases, a statically configured RP address takes precedence.
  • Configuring multiple static RPs with the same RP address is not allowed.
  • One static RP address can be configured for multiple group ranges by using access lists. The static RP address can either be configured for the whole multicast group range (that is, or for specific group ranges if an access list is specified. When an access list is specified, the static RP address is configured for all the group ranges represented by Permit filters in the access list.
  • Only Permit filters in access lists are considered as valid group ranges. The default Permit filter is converted to the default multicast filter
  • After configuration, the RP address is inserted into a static RP group tree based on the configured group ranges. For each group range, multiple static RPs are maintained in a list. This list is sorted in descending order of IP addresses. When selecting static RPs for a group range, the first element of the list (the statically configured RP with the highest IP address) is selected.
  • When an RP address is deleted, the static RP is removed from all the existing group ranges and RPs are recomputed for existing Tree Information Base (TIB) states if required.

Use the set form of this command to specify a static RP address for multicast groups.

Use the delete form of this command to remove the configuration of static RP addresses.

Use the show form of this command to display the configuration of static RP addresses.